Filmmaker Patty Jenkins isn’t lying around when it comes to the superhero franchise she helped launch.
In an interview with Vanity Fair regarding the noir limited series “I Am The Night” which she created, Jenkins has revealed she has already started thinking about the third entry in the “Wonder Woman” franchise:
“I have pretty clear plans for Wonder Woman 3. Whether I [direct] it or not, I see how her arc should end in my incarnation of Wonder Woman. I have great passion for that.”
Jenkins recently wrapped filming on the first sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” and now has a full year-and-a-half to complete the film’s post-production. That film also sees the return of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor somehow, despite his apparent demise at the end of the first film. Jenkins tells The Sitdown that all will be explained:
“I thought of what this next movie should be in the middle of making the first movie. So it’s not…it wasn’t a solution to ‘Oh God that was worked out! Let’s try and jam you in there!’ It’s all incredibly important to the story. It makes perfect sense. That’s all I can tell you.”
The quotes come as Warners chief Toby Emmerich told THR this week that with the success of “Wonder Woman” and more recently “Aquaman,” they now have the confidence to move forward with a DC playbook that’s “very different than the Marvel playbook” and one “far less focused on a shared universe… we take it one movie at a time. Each movie is its own equation and own creative entity… it always has to be about the directors.”
“Wonder Woman 1984” opens June 2020.